How far is Bangkok from Moscow? Here's the quick answer if you have friends taking shifts as driver so that you can make the entire trip by car without stopping.
Nonstop drive: 6,204 miles or 9984 km
Driving time: 135 hours, 41 minutes
This is a really long drive, so it's not very realistic to drive nonstop. To get a better idea of how long this road trip would actually take, scroll down to calculate how many hours it would be if you drive with stops.
Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Moscow, Russia and Bangkok, Thailand. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.
Flight distance: 4,392 miles or 7068 km
Flight time: 9 hours, 17 minutes
The straight line flight distance is 1,812 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.4x of the flight distance.
Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/15th of the time it would take to drive.
This is a fairly long flight, so unless you have a Gulfstream G650 or your own Boeing or Airbus, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. Scroll down to see a more realistic calculation that takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.
Realistically, you're not going to want to drive without stopping all the way from Moscow to Bangkok, especially if you're the main driver. So let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Bangkok, and you need to stop along the way to rest. Plus if it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting stops along the way, eat at great restaurants, and find a hotel to stay overnight. That's what Trippy is perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.
Based on the length of this trip, we think you could spread out this fun road trip over a number of days.
Road trip: 6 days of driving
With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.
Travel time: 601.5 hours on the road with 5 overnights
Start in Moscow.
Drive for about 87.5 hours, then stop in Volgograd and stay overnight.
The next day, drive for about 85.5 hours, then stop in Nukus and stay overnight.
The next day, drive for about 94 hours, then stop in Dushanbe and stay overnight.
The next day, drive for about 101.5 hours, then stop in Lahore and stay overnight.
The next day, drive for about 106 hours, then stop in Guwahati and stay overnight.
The next day, drive for about 126.5 hours, then stop in Yangon and stay overnight.
The next day,
Finally, drive for about 103.5 hours and arrive in Bangkok.
To see all the details on this itinerary, including recommended restaurants, hotels, and things to do along the way, check out the full road trip planner:
In the quick calculation above, we assumed you had a private plane and just wanted to know the time in the air from city to city. But for most of us, we're going to be flying on a commercial airline (whether it's first class or coach). So that means we really need to account for all the extra travel time getting to the airport, waiting for our flight, and making it to the destination.
To give you a better estimate of real-life travel, we've put together a flight itinerary with actual airports. Eventually you'll be able to customize this plan, choosing your own airports and flights. But for now, here's an example we've selected to give you an idea of how traveling might work between airports.
Departure airport: Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME)
Arrival airport: Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
With the airports selected, we can estimate the travel time to and from the airport, based on how far the airport is from downtown.
Getting to the airport: 79 minutes
Getting to your destination: 50 minutes
Now finally, let's look at an actual flight from DME to BKK on Thai Airways International and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.
Commercial flight time: 9 hours, 17 minutes
So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Moscow to Bangkok including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.
Total travel time: 13 hours
Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Bangkok, Thailand. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Bangkok. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out lebua at State Tower. A great place to eat might be Sky Bar. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Bangkok like Wat Pho. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Bangkok like Good restaurants and real experiences in Bangkok. Click the button below to explore Bangkok in detail.
The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line (or driving the same roads back and forth). But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from Bangkok to Moscow, or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.
If you happen to know Moscow, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Moscow!